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Altenkreis

Population32 million

CurrencyAltenmark
AnimalAltenkries Hound

The Empire of Altenkreis is a small, safe nation, remarkable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 32 million Altenkreisers are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 67.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Altenkreisa economy, worth 1.53 trillion Altenmarks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Woodchip Exports, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 47,660 Altenmarks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

4-year-olds studying for their mathematics exams are anxious that they will be unemployable in adulthood if they fail, political candidates who don't release their birth certificates are presumed to have been born in Maxtopia, victims of crime are viewed as less trustworthy than politicians, and the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Altenkreis's national animal is the Altenkries Hound, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Altenkreis is ranked 193,799th in the world and 2nd in The Amnester League for Best Weather, with 78 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Most Authoritarian: 18,228thMost Conservative: 20,231st

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  • : Following new legislation in Altenkreis, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy.
  • : Following new legislation in Altenkreis, victims of crime are viewed as less trustworthy than politicians.
  • : Following new legislation in Altenkreis, political candidates who don't release their birth certificates are presumed to have been born in Maxtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Altenkreis, 4-year-olds studying for their mathematics exams are anxious that they will be unemployable in adulthood if they fail.
  • : Following new legislation in Altenkreis, disadvantaged neighbourhoods have become no-go areas after sundown.
  • : Following new legislation in Altenkreis, mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined.
  • : Altenkreis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Altenkreis published "What does Holy Furher mean as a title?" (Factbook: Politics).
  • : Following new legislation in Altenkreis, a massive campaign is underway to ensure the race of Altenkreis remains pure.
  • : Following new legislation in Altenkreis, the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties.

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